Back-to-School 101: It’s in the Bag

The Huntington Backpack Index estimates, on average, back-to-school costs will increase 6% in 2012. The annual survey of the cost of school supplies and for common extracurricular activities found:

  • Elementary school student — $548
  • Middle school student — $724
  • High school student — $1,117

With $500 plus worth of supplies, how do they carry it all? The trusty backpack!

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